We recently saw him playing a small but impressive role in Kalki Koechlin-Naseeruddin Shah-starrer Waiting. Talking about his screenspace, the veteran actor said, “Sometimes you do a film when you like the idea. And then I may go out of way to do even small roles. I can do even one minute role.”
“Working in Waiting with Naseeruddin Shah was another factor. I have known him for past 22 years. I had made my first feature film under his production (Raghu Romeo). We had been co-actors in many films including ‘Monsoon Wedding’,” he said.
Kapoor was in Kolkata to glam up Blender’s Pride Fashion Evening. He quoted Shah to explain the influence of Shakespeare in both films and theatre in India. “Naseerji had said once that without Shakespeare there would be no Bollywood. Why he said so, there are reasons. Because his (Shakespeare’s) works have tested time and our cinema started borrowing from him.. He has invented many complex characters, so many layers,” he said.
Asked if his mindset was more adaptable to middle of the road genre films, the Midnight’s Children actor said, “I have certain sensibilities. I refer myself to certain types of cinema, I am inclined to such genre of films. This is the way I am.”
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“It is a folly living as character which never happens to me really. You don’t have to live in any character to mouth some lines. What is more important is the approach in taking up different stories,” he added.
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